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Paradise Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster came to the Action News Now studio to follow up about Camp Fire recovery efforts.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 1:10 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise Town Councilwoman Melissa Schuster came to the Action News Now studio to follow up about Camp Fire recovery efforts.


Statistics Update

  • 933 water advisories lifted
  • 550 building permit applications received
  • 18 homes rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 382 building permits issued

Other Updates

December Community Meeting: Paradise held the December Community Information Meeting that focused on tree removal. They received updates from the Town, Butte County, Cal Fire, USDA, and PG&E. If you missed the meeting, find the recap, CLICK HERE.

New Documentary: Paradise residents interested in seeing the documentary “​All Its Name Implies,​” created by Paradise High School graduate and four-time Emmy winner Ev Durán can do so in Chico. Durán will host a premiere of his newest film at the El Rey Theater on Friday, Dec. 20​. Watch the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Tree removal program: The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property. Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at 530-552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online HERE. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Centers when they open. 

Three Tree ROE Centers open Monday, October 28th at the following locations:
Community Employment Center: 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville

  • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise

  • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Butte County Library, Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico

  • Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paradise welcomes 2020 Board of Directors: Join the members of The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 4th as they welcome the 2020 Board of Directors. The program includes Dinner, a Dessert Dash, and Awards Ceremony honoring contributions made by individuals and businesses in our community. 

  • Attire: Business festive. Wear whatever makes you feel spiffy, successful, and sociable. Just bling up your boots and come on down.
  • Tax-deductible donations to the silent auction are welcome!
  • Market your business with our Table Decorating Contest! Need not attend to enter!
  • Reservation information: Single Attendee: $50, Table sponsorships: $380 per table of eight.
  • Reservations must be made in advance. No paper tickets will be issued. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Truck Parade of Lights & Food Drive: The Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive is coming to Paradise Saturday, Dec. 7. Decorated vehicles are to meet at 4:30 p.m. at Ace Hardware on Clark and Pearson. Judging will start at 5 p.m. Trucks will then travel west on Pearson, past the Paradise Community Park to the Skyway. It then proceeds North on the Skyway to the Holiday Shopping Center. Trucks then double-back on the same route once more. Non-Perishable Food Drop Off points Ace Hardware, or at the check-in table near the front of the store on the day of the parade. Entry fee: Nonperishable food item.

Paradise Christmas Open House: The Paradise Christmas Open House kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7. Several businesses along the Skyway corridor will be participating in the Christmas open house. The town invites you to come to spend the day with your community. Hours and holiday offerings will vary by location.

  • At this time the following will be involved: Birkenstock, Bobbi's, Nic's Deli, Attic Treasures, Secrets of Paradise, Treasures from Paradise, Mountain Candles, Debbie's Quilt Shop. Visit ParadiseChamber.com for updates.

Nutcracker at PPAC: Northern California Ballet is proud to present the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker at PPAC Dec. 20th, 21st and 22nd. Matinee Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. and evening performances Friday and Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Reserved seating is $20, General is $15, Under 16 is $12. Find tickets available at NCB Paradise, 872-1719, NCB Oroville, 680-5308, Music Connection Chico, 898-0110, and Nic's in Paradise. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Paradise on Ice: The ice rink is now open weather permitting! The Paradise Ice Rink is an outdoor seasonal ice rink that will be open daily (weather permitting). Public Skate, Adult Skate, Lessons, Private Rentals, and Party rooms are all offered. 

Regular Hours:

Sunday - Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Friday - Noon to 8 p.m. with teen skate night at 9 - 11 p.m. (additional charge)

Saturday - Noon to 10 p.m. with skate lessons from 11 a.m. to noon. (additional charge)

Business's opening this week: A Cut Above: Dec. 5th, 2019 5:30-7 p.m. Located at 6848 Skyway Suite C Paradise.

Jeannie’s Grand Rebirth: December 7th, 2019 3-4:00 pm Located at 491 Pearson Rd Paradise.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Paradise Town Council Meeting
    • When: Tues. Dec. 10th, 6 p.m.
    • Where: Town Hall, 5555 Skyway, Paradise
  • Paradise Community Information Meeting Topic: Tree Removal Programs
    • When: Tues. Dec. 3rd, 6 p.m.
    • Where: 6491 Clark Road
  • Paradise Community Dinner
    • When: Thursdays, from 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road 

  • Paradise Ice Rink Now open
    • When: November through December
    • Where: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway
  • Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
    • When: Wed. Dec. 4th, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive
  • Truck Parade of Lights
    • When: Sat. Dec. 7th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Where: Streets of Paradise, Clark-Pearson-Skyway
  • Paradise Christmas Open House
    • When: Sat. Dec. 7th
    • Where: Along SKyway Corridor: Hours and Offerings will vary by location
  • Northern Ca Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
    • When: Dec. 20th, 21st, & 22nd 7:15pm
    • Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Is there a plan for the burnt-out cars around town?
Answer: ​Cars that have been burned on private property should be removed with the structural debris. There are several hundred properties that opted to utilize the private debris removal program that still have not been cleared yet, the deadline for those properties to be cleared is February 2020. For cars on public rights of way, most have been removed by CHP. If there are still cars on public right of way in the Town of Paradise, please notify our Code Enforcement Officer at 530-872-6291 ext. 124.

Question: If there are hazardous trees on an adjacent property to mine and the property owners aren’t living there how do I take care of them to protect my property?
Answer: Trees on adjacent or neighboring properties must be addressed by the property owner. The property owner is responsible for submitting an ROE or enrolling in the private program for tree removal. The Town of Paradise and Butte County have sent letters out to eligible property owners to notify them that they need to enroll in the program. For more information on the tree program, CLICK HERE.

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